Mostly a vent...but I gotta get it out! Please excuse the length. Just hoping someone can relate. I have a friend and co-worker who seems to drain me mentally. We have both taught at our school for a while, but got put on the same grade level this past year and started hanging out. We both are single with no children, which is uncommon for my school. At first everything was fine and she was fun to hang out with. To start she has a very dysfunctional family. I get along with my family and love them very much, so it's hard for me to relate to her weekly family drama. I do listen and give advice as best as I can though. From observation she brings lots of this family drama on herself. The first example of how she got mad was on a teacher workday. A few of us had dinner after school. We all met at the restaurant, and we decided to go inside and get a table. She hadn't arrived yet, but when she got there she pouted and said it was rude for us to go in without her. It's not like we ordered food without her we just wanted to go inside and get a freaking table! She is also one of those people that if you aren't available for her at that moment she just says "just forget it", or "never mind" and storms out. Then throws the guilt trip on later. She likes to find things wrong with my house. For example, "your pictures are crooked" or "there is a spot on your rug". Ok, she knows I am a bit of a neat freak, so I'm not sure if she's trying to get a reaction out of me. She has never invited me to her house b/c she said "I wouldn't approve" because she is not neat. Then why are you trying to find stupid stuff wrong with my house?! Today was just my breaking point. She needs some work done to her home, and asked me if I knew anyone that could do it. I didn't, but I was nice enough to search Yelp for some places with good reviews. Every time I named one she shot it down. She ended up calling one she found and they didn't show up (sorry I had to) Then she got mad at me because I didn't invite her to come to my house while the work was being done....that didn't end up happening. We are grown adults here....or at least I am. She drains the life out of me, and puts me in a bad mood. It's not like I can just ease away from the friendship because we work together not to mention the fact that she is so tumultuous.